Rick (Rick) Larsen (D-02)

US Representative Rick Larsen

Rick (Rick) Larsen (D-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.2605
FAX: 202.225.4420
District: 425.252.3188
Representative
Room 2163 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4702
2930 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201-4070
Residence:Lake Stevens, WA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Co-ChairCongressional Singapore Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Norway
Co-ChairElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
Co-ChairFriends of New Zealand Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
ChairmanU.S.-China Working Group
Co-ChairCongressional Estuary Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
Co-ChairJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems
FC MemberPotato Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Oceans Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Croatian Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
Co-ChairUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberCongressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Rick represents Washington state's Second Congressional District, which includes portions of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties and all of Island and San Juan counties. Rick is a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Armed Services Committee. On these committees, Rick focuses on creating jobs and opportunities to meet the local needs of Washingtonians. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rick is committed to investing in transportation to create well-paying jobs, drive long-term economic growth and build a cleaner and greener transportation network. Rick will continue to fight for robust investments in roads, bridges, highways, waterways, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, and transit to build a foundation for future economic growth. Rail safety is another priority issue for Rick, and he has worked hard to push for better safety standards for crude oil traveling by rail. Rick is the Chair, the most senior Democrat, of the Aviation Subcommittee. The Pacific Northwest is the aerospace capital of the world, and the Aviation Subcommittee's work is critical to jobs and the economy in Washington and the Second District. As Chair, Rick is committed to ensuring aviation safety, fostering innovation in the U.S. airspace, improving U.S. competitiveness in the global market and enhancing the air travel experience for passengers. The Second District is home to Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, which are vital to the regional economy and national security. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Rick works to support servicemembers and their families. He is pushing to ensure that women and men in uniform get the pay and benefits they have earned and the equipment they need to keep the U.S. safe. Rick also focuses on ensuring veterans can access the resources and health care they need to succeed in civilian life. Rick worked hard with local veterans to open a community-based outpatient clinic in Mount Vernon to make health care and services more accessible for veterans in the Second District. Rick is committed to protecting natural resources for recreation and tourism, major economic drivers. He has led efforts to preserve public lands, restore critical salmon habitat, protect Southern Resident Killer Whales and combat climate change through investments in clean energy. Rick is the co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group, which educates Members of Congress about U.S.-China issues through meetings and briefings with academic, business and political leaders from the U.S. and China. Rick has visited China eleven times and is the author of a white paper on developing a comprehensive China strategy and promoting U.S. global competitiveness. Rick also co-founded the Congressional Arctic Working Group, a bipartisan working group to bring focus to U.S. policy issues related to the Arctic. Rick is a leader on this issue because he is committed to making sure the U.S. lives up to its environmental, economic and strategic commitments as an Arctic nation. Rick is also a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), an organization made up of delegates from all 30 NATO member countries with a mission to engage parliamentarians in transatlantic security issues. The Larsen family has been building a legacy in the Second Congressional District for more than a century. Rick was born in Arlington, Washington, and attended Arlington Public Schools. Rick and his wife, Tiia, live in Everett and are the proud parents of two sons, Robert and Per.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Tiia Karlen   DOB: 6/15/1965
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